Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald ~ 100 years ago

We handle the celebrated Wooly Boy Suits for boys. A. Oldland & Co.

Notice is hereby given that Fifty Dollars ($50.00) reward will be paid by Rio Blanco County to any person apprehending and securing the conviction of any person guilty of shooting or otherwise mutilating or destroying, defacing or injuring any road sign placed on any public highway within Rio Blanco County.

Notwithstanding the flu, our merchants all report good business conditions at present.

Constant work on the eradication of milkweed and larkspur is cutting down the stock losses in this country.

John R. Hilkey of the Park, rendered valuable assistance to his neighboring flu victims by keeping his car in constant commission for medicine and doctor calls.

The Meeker Herald ~ 50 years ago

The arrival of Marie Ann Etchart has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Etchart.

The White River Toastmasters chapter recently voted in a new slate of officers for 1970. Gus Halandras will chair the group, backed up by Ron Hilkey and Harold Anderson.

The Meeker Herald ~ 25 years ago

Frank Cooley tapped the new magic money machine at the First National on Feb. 10. He was the first to test the automatic teller machine in the bank’s new glass atrium. The machine worked just fine — once Cooley got his password entered correctly.

Meeker experienced a very slight earthquake at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The tremor lasted less than 5 seconds.

Tom and Liz Watt celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 13 with their friends at the Fairfield Chuckwagon senior lunch program.

Rangely Times ~ 50 years ago

Les Kyle was elected to head the Rangely Chamber of Commerce at a membership meeting Friday.

We’ve had some reaction to one of the letters to the editor published recently, questioning us as to why we print such “drivel.” As long as a letter is not obscene, libelous or otherwise in poor taste, our column is open to Times readers.

Congratulations to the Panther wrestling team and their coaches for winning the 1970 NWL wrestling championship and good luck in the state tournament this weekend.

Rangely Times ~ 25 years ago

A group of concerned citizens have banded together to fight for the people’s future rights to use public land.

Lillian Peacock and Jeri-Johnson Byers have been busy these past few weeks putting up notices and writing letters to support their candidacy. Both come into the election with the same ideal, to do some good for the community.

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